An activist is seeking to have politician and businessman Jimmy Wanjigi arrested over the possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.
According to Memba Ocharo, Wangigi who is a former Inspector General of Police that was stripped of his powers over his conduct should not be allowed to possess any firearms.
He alleges that Wanjigi who is a former senior police reservist is a danger to the members of the public due to the number of guns in his possession.
“Long after the interested party was dismissed from employment with the Police Service for misuse of firearms in threatening and intimidating members of the public, he has been a licensed firearms holder until January 30, 2018, when the licensing board revoked his Firearms Certificate,” read the petition.
Ocharo through his lawyer Danstan Omari, says Wanjigi possesses a grave danger and risk to the members of the public as no one citizen should have in their custody 688 ammunitions and about 11 guns.
According to court papers, in 2017, the DCI conducted a search in Wanjigi’s Muthaiga home and recovered seven firearms and 688 rounds of ammunition.
He alleges that Wanjigi misused his possession of firearms to threaten and intimidate members of the public hence giving him back the firearms would be detrimental.
“Wanjigi will soon receive the firearms and ammunition that were initially confiscated yet the Firearm Board has never conducted a due process that is in accord to the law to have Wanjigi firearms certificate procedurally revoked in a manner anticipated in the ruling of this court in Republic v Firearms Licensing Board and another; Ex parte Jimi Wanjigi,” read the petition.
Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti was yesterday dealt with a blow after the court declined to to suspend the order that he serves fours months jail term.
The Firearms and Licencing Board defended Kinoti in a letter to Wanjigi’s lawyers stating that he had sued the wrong parties.